Counselor Aides (CAs) are individuals 11 to 15 years old who are learning to assist a counselor with a camper group for the week. CAs help lead group games and activities. During virtual camp, CAs will model positive behaviors for campers in group video calls and lead several group activities and/or icebreakers with supervision from the counselors. CAs will also complete one of three guided projects as part of the virtual camp experience (first week only, not consecutive weeks). The CA program is designed to be a leadership and mentorship program. Our staff is trained to create opportunities that will allow their Counselor Aide to practice skills working with younger campers while still allowing time for CAs to have fun and participate in activities. A daily group video call will be held for CAs and CATs to play games, ask questions, and reflect upon the day.
CAs must have completed the Counselor Aide in Training (CAT) program in a previous session or during a previous summer. This program is only offered during summer camp. For the 2020 season, CAT training will be offered as a Virtual Camp program beginning June 1st.